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Schwarzkopf’s Rajesh Shell, Owner, Shell Salon Leaves an Impression


In hair styling, in the initial years, one comes across several challenges. However, those who overcome them in right manner, are able to make a career out of it that’s rewarding. Rajesh Shell, Owner, Shell Salon, shares such learning experience from his life which made him associated with the leading hair brand, Schwarzkopf Professional

The beginning
I was young when I entered the hairstyling industry. I worked with Kamal Kooper, who has a salon at Altamount Road in Mumbai and today I think of her as my mentor. After that I went to Tony&Guy in Singapore for advance training. I returned and joined Touch of Joy, a salon located in South Mumbai and stayed there for 10 years. Since 2001, I’ve been associated with Shell, The Salon in Mumbai.

The motivation
I’m very interested in people, lifestyle, new trends and fashion.

Initial challenges

Initially, i found it difficult to programme my client’s imagination to achieve the desired style.

Updating on trends
These days there are several activities happening across the world like the Wella Trend Vision Trophy, L’Oréal Colour Trophy and Essential Looks by Schwarzkopf Professional that keep me updated on the latest trend. I also endorse the social media like Twitter, Facebook, and others to know more and read many magazines like Salon International.

Favourite hairstyle
It has to be the gradually tapered bob and all types of layers.

Favourite hairstyling

OSiS+ by Schwarzkopf Professional.

Current hot trend in hairstyling
Uneven texturising.

Career highs

When a grand ma asks me to update her grand child. For me the client is a third generation and I do my best.

Your inspiration

The customer.

Lessons learnt

Working behind the chair, one is still learning.

Musts for maintaining gorgeous-looking hair
Right type of Shampoo & Conditioner and spa as per Professional Hair stylist consultation.

Advise for aspiring hairstylists
Hard work and technical training on a continuous basis is mandatory .

Would love to style
Serena Williams!